UNU-WIDER call for submission: Public economics for development

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNUWIDER) will organize a two-day conference on public economics for development, in Maputo, Mozambique on 5-6 July 2017.

We welcome submissions using both micro and macro analyses. Some examples of topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • The impacts of taxes and transfers on individual and firm behaviour (such as employment, savings, and investment) 
  • Tax avoidance and evasion, including international tax avoidance, and ways to combat them 
  • Normative analysis of the design of tax and spending policies 
  • The role of cash transfers in poverty alleviation 
  • The impacts of taxes, transfers, and the provision of public services on poverty reduction, the distribution of income and wellbeing more generally 
  • Analysis of behavioural interventions targeted to guide individuals’ decision-making 
  • Efficiency of and equity in public service delivery 5-6 July 2017, Maputo, Mozambique WIDER Development Conference 2 of 2 
  • Revenue mobilization and taxation in the extractives sector (oil, gas, and mining) 
  • The link from improved tax collection to a more efficient and equitable public service provision